Peggy McNeal

Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences

Towson University

Workshop Participant, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Website Content Contributions

Activities (2)

Absorption and Reflection of Solar Energy part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Friday
As part of an overall lesson on Earth's energy budget, the objective of this inquiry activity is for students to describe how surface material type and color affect absorption and reflection of solar energy. ...

Sunrise, Sunset: Using Personal Observations to Understand Changing Sun Patterns from an Earth Perspective part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Tuesday B
When students learn about Earth-Sun relationships from models of the solar system, they discover that Earth's axial tilt is the cause of variable sun angle and the seasons. However, they experience this using ...

Conference Presentations (4)

Tuesday B part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Tuesday B
Tuesday B Your Account Earth Educators' RendezvousAlbuquerque, NM July 17-21, 2017 ...

Climate change education: the perspective from middle school teachers part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Schools should be active places where citizens learn about climate and how to advocate for stewardship of the planet. However, the global nature of climate science, the complexity of Earth systems, misconceptions ...

Using the Paleobiology Database with Preservice Teachers and Middle School Students to Address the Next Generation Science Standards part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
As a rich data source of paleontological data, the Paleobiology Data Base (PBDB) was used in lessons with preservice teachers and middle school students to address the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). ...

A Pilot Study of Spatial Thinking for Meteorology Education part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Tuesday
The important role of spatial thinking in STEM education is established, yet minimally applied to meteorology education and the study of atmospheric sciences. Weather forecasting, involving hand plotting of ...

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